high priestess


Definition of high priestess 

: a chief priestess

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In addition to Ari, original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel — AKA the high priestesses of Broadway who played the characters until 2004 — will be reprising their leading roles as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Set to Star in NBC's 15th-Anniversary Concert Special of "Wicked"," 27 Sep. 2018 After months of back-channel talks between Kim Kardashian and Jared Kushner, the high priestess of reality television is coming to the White House. Emily Jane Fox, The Hive, "Keeping Up with the Kushners: With Jared Back on Top, Kim Kardashian Heads to the White House," 30 May 2018 Organized by the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the traveling exhibition surveys Kusama's 66-year career as an exceptional and eccentric high priestess of painting, sculpture, performance and installation art. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Kusama 'Infinity Mirrors' show in Toronto offers preview of what's coming to Cleveland (photos)," 6 May 2018 Ever since its 1831 premiere, sopranos have lined up to have a go at Bellini’s Druid high priestess to test their vocal mettle, because to successfully meet all of Norma’s challenges is to claim absolute vocal mastery. Eric Skelly, Houston Chronicle, "Review: HGO’s ‘Norma’ is grand, but lead can’t ‘Let It Go’," 1 May 2018 Hieroglyphs indicated its occupant was Mer-Neith-it-es, a high priestess from the temple of the goddess Sekhmet. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "A museum relegated an ‘empty’ coffin to a side room for decades. Inside was a 2,500-year-old mummy.," 27 Mar. 2018 In the role of high priestess, Greek actress Katerina Lehou lights the Olympic torch before the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera, the site of Ancient Olympia. Cnn Library, CNN, "2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Fast Facts," 30 Jan. 2018 Centrism is Germany’s civil religion now, and Mrs. Merkel—known as Mutti, or mom—its high priestess. Josef Joffe, WSJ, "Germany’s Boring Election Is Nothing to Snore At," 10 Sep. 2017 One such was Enheduanna (2285 – 2250 B.C.), a princess who became high priestess of Ur, one of Sumer’s most powerful cities. National Geographic, "Who Was the Most Powerful Woman in Ancient History?," 7 Mar. 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of high priestess

: a woman who is a leader in a particular profession, subject, etc.

: an important priestess in some religions

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